[freedomtowernight_edited.jpg] 26th Parallel: Kendrick Meek Stands Up For Cubans

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Kendrick Meek Stands Up For Cubans

Here's what Rep. Meek had to say about the lifting of limits on remittances to Cuba:
free-flowing remittances would amount to ``further propping up a regime that suppresses human rights, freedoms and personal mobility. . . . To have remittances meant for family members in Cuba siphoned off by the regime in Havana would be a deep insult to Cuban Americans everywhere.''
Right on. The travel part of the restrictions being lifted doesn't bother me nearly as much as the remittances for two reasons: one which Meek mentions above (the 20% "tax"), and the other being that a large portion of the Cuban population that doesn't have relatives in Cuba get even more screwed.


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